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OZCHI Conference Paper Format

1st Author Name (Blank if Blind Review)

Affiliation (Blank if Blind Review)

Address (Blank if Blind Review)

Optional phone number (Blank if Blind Review)

e-mail address (Blank if Blind Review)

2nd Author Name (Blank if Blind Review)

Affiliation (Blank if Blind Review)

Address (Blank if Blind Review)

Optional phone number (Blank if Blind Review)

e-mail address (Blank if Blind Review)

OZCHI 2008, December 8-12, 2008, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Copyright the author(s) and CHISIG.

Additional copies are available at the ACM Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm) or can be ordered from

OZCHI 2008 Proceedings ISBN: 0-9803063-4-5

In this template we describe the formatting requirements for OZCHI 2008 Conference Proceedings. Please review this document even if you have used a similar format before as some format details have changed relative to previous versions of the SIGCHI template. These include the format of references, formatting of table captions, and a requirement to include ACM DL indexing information.

Categories and Subject Descriptors

H5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous.

(This is the likely category for your submission to OZCHI. Choose the best category and subject descriptors for your submission from http://www.acm.org/class/1998/overview.html)

General Terms

Your general terms must be any of the following 16 designated terms: Algorithms, Management, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability, Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages, Theory, Legal Aspects, Verification.


Keywords are your own designated keywords.


This format is to be used for submissions that are published in proceeding of OZCHI 2008 (http://www.ozchi.org/).  We wish to give this volume a consistent, high-quality appearance. We therefore ask that authors follow some simple guidelines. You should format your paper exactly like this document. The easiest way to do this is simply to download a template from the conference web site, and replace the content with your own material. The template file contains specially formatted styles (e.g., Normal, Heading, Bullet, Table Text, References, Title, Author, Affiliation) that will reduce your work in formatting your submission.


2.1Page Size

On each page your material (excluding the page number) should fit within a rectangle of 18 x 23.5 cm (7 in x 9.25 in.), centred on the page page. On A4 paper, there should be a margin of 1.9 cm (0.75 in.) from the sides of the page, with a 0.84 cm (0.33 in.) space between two 8.18 cm (3.3 in.) columns. The top and bottom margins are 3.1 cm. Right margins should be justified, not ragged. Beware, especially when using this template on a Macintosh, Word can change these dimensions in unexpected ways.

2.2Submission Length

Submissions for long-papers are up to 8 pages. Short-papers are a maximum of 4 pages in length.


Prepare your submissions on a word processor. Please note that page layout may change slightly depending upon the printer you have specified

3.1Title and Authors

Your paper’s title, authors and affiliations should run across the full width of the page in a single column 17.8 cm (7 in.) wide. The title should be in Helvetica 18-point bold; use Arial if Helvetica is not available.

Authors’ names should be in Times Roman 12-point bold (Author style) and affiliations in Times Roman 12-point (Affiliation style). Authors' names (Helvetica 12-point) and affiliations (Helvetica 10-point) run across the full width of the page – one column per author. We also recommend phone number (optional) in Helvetica 10-point and e-mail address in Helvetica 12-point. (E-Mail style) See the top of this page for three addresses. If only one address is needed, center all address text. For two addresses, use two centered columns, and so on. For more than three authors, you may have to improvise.

To position names and addresses, use a single-row table with invisible borders, as in this document. Alternatively, if only one address is needed, use a centred tab stop to centre all name and address text on the page; for two addresses, use two centred tab stops, and so on. For more than three authors, you may have to place some address information in a footnote, or in a named section at the end of your paper. Please use full international addresses and telephone dialling prefixes. Leave one 9-pt line of white space below the last line of affiliations.

3.2Abstract and Keywords

Every submission should begin with an abstract of about 150 words, followed by a set of keywords. The abstract should be a concise statement of the problem, approach and conclusions of the work described. It should clearly state the paper's contribution to the field of HCI.

The first set of keywords will be used to index the paper in the proceedings. The second set of keywords is used to catalogue the paper in the ACM Digital Library using the ACM Classification System. In general, it should only be necessary to pick one or more of the H5 subcategories, see http://www.acm.org/class/1998/H.5.html

3.3Normal or Body Text

Please use a 9-point Times Roman font or, if this is unavailable, another proportional font with serifs, as close as possible in appearance to Times Roman 9-point. The Press 9 point font available to users of Script is a good substitute for Times Roman. If Times Roman is not available, try the font named Computer Modern Roman. Please use sans-serif or non-proportional fonts only for special purposes, such as headings or source code text. On a Macintosh, use the font named Times.

3.4First Page Copyright Notice

Leave 3.81 cm (1.5 in.) of space for the copyright notice at the bottom of the left column of the first page. In this template a text box will automatically generate the required space. Note however that the text box is anchored to the ABSTRACT heading, so if that heading is deleted the text box will disappear as well.

3.5Subsequent Pages

On pages beyond the first, start at the top of the page and continue in double-column format. The two columns on the last page should be of equal length.

3.6References and Citations

Use a numbered list of references at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first author, and referenced by numbers in brackets [2,4,5,7]. For papers from conference proceedings, include the title of the paper and an abbreviated name of the conference (e.g., for Interact 2003 proceedings, use Proc. Interact 2003). Do not include the location of the conference or the exact date; do include the page numbers if available. See the examples of citations at the end of this document. Within this template file, use the References style for the text of your citation.

Your references should be published materials accessible to the public. Internal technical reports may be cited only if they are easily accessible (i.e., you provide the address for obtaining the report within your citation) and may be obtained by any reader for a nominal fee. Proprietary information may not be cited. Private communications should be acknowledged in the main text, not referenced, e.g. [Lindgaard, personal communication]. The references are also in 9 pt., but not fully justified.


4.1Section Headings

The heading of a section (Heading 1) should be in Times New Roman 12-point bold in all-capitals flush left with an additional 6-points of white space above the section head. Sections and subsequent sub- sections should be numbered and flush left. For a section head and a subsection head together (such as Section 3 and subsection 3.1), use no additional space above the subsection head.


The heading of subsections should be in Times New Roman 12-point bold with only the initial letters capitalized (Heading 2). Note: For subsections and sub-subsections, a word like the or a is not capitalized unless it is the first word of the header.


The heading for sub-subsections should be in Times New Roman 11-point italic with initial letters capitalized and 6-points of white space above the sub-subsection head (Heading 3)


Ideally, figures should be placed at the top or bottom of the appropriate column or columns, on the same page as the relevant text (see Figure 1 and Table 1). A figure or table may extend across both columns to a maximum width of 17.78 cm (7 in.).

Captions should be Times New Roman 9-point bold (Caption Style in this template file). They should be numbered (e.g., “Table 1” or “Figure 2”). Table captions should be centred and placed above the table. Figure captions should be numbered and placed beneath the figure. Please note that the words “Figure” and “Table” should be spelled out (e.g., “Figure” rather than “Fig.”) wherever they occur.

Papers and notes may use colour figures, which are included in the page limit; the figures must be usable when printed in black and white in the proceedings.

5.1Inserting Images

Occasionally MS Word generates larger-than-necessary PDF files when images inserted into the document are manipulated in MS Word. To minimize this problem, use an image editing

Figure 1. Figure captions should be centred and placed below the figure.

tool to resize the image at the appropriate printing resolution (usually 300 dpi), and then insert the image into Word using Insert | Picture | From File.

5.2Table Style

The text of tables will format better if you use the special Table Text style (in this template file). If you do not use this style, then you may want to adjust the vertical spacing of the text in the tables. (In Word, use Format | Paragraph… and then the Line and Page Breaks tab. Generally, text in each field of a table will look better if it has equal amounts of spacing above and below it, as in Table 1.)

Table 1. Table captions should be placed above the table.

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The written and spoken language of OZCHI 2008 is English … well Australian English! However, spelling and punctuation may use any dialect of English (e.g., British, Canadian, US, etc.) provided this is done consistently. Hyphenation is optional. To ensure suitability for an international audience, please pay attention to the following:

  • Write in a straightforward style.

  • Try to avoid long or complex sentence structures.

  • Briefly define or explain all technical terms that may be unfamiliar to readers and cite reference if appropriate (e.g. "indexicality", [5] which is communicating by reference to salient artefacts without explicitly articulating the referent).

  • Explain all acronyms the first time they are used in your text, e.g. “Australian Research Council (ARC)”.

  • Explain local references (e.g., not everyone knows all city names in a particular country).

  • Explain “insider” comments. Ensure that your whole audience understands any reference whose meaning you do not describe.

  • Explain colloquial language and puns. Understanding phrases like “good on you” may require a local knowledge of Australian.

  • Use unambiguous forms for culturally localized concepts, such as times, dates, currencies and numbers (e.g., “1-5- 97” or “5/1/97” may mean 5 January or 1 May, and “seven o’clock” may mean 7:00 am or 19:00). For currencies, indicate equivalences, e.g. “Participants were paid 10 euro, or roughly AUS$15.”

  • Be careful with the use of gender-specific pronouns (he, she) and other gendered words (chairwoman, womanpower, woman-months). Use inclusive language that is gender-neutral (e.g., she or he, they, s/he, chair, staff, staff-hours, person-years).

  • If possible, use the full (extended) alphabetic character set for names of persons, institutions, and places (e.g., Grønbæk, Lafreniére, Sánchez, Universität, Weißenbach, Züllighoven, Malmø, Århus, etc.). These characters are already included in most versions of Times, Helvetica, and Arial fonts.

Note that the items in this bulleted list were formatted using the Bullet Style (in this template file).

7.Page Numbering, Headers and Footers

Please submit your anonymous version for reviewing with page numbers centred in the footer. These must be removed in the final version of accepted papers, as page numbers, headers, and footers will be added by the conference printers.

8.Producing and testing PDF files

We recommend that you produce a PDF version of your submission well before the final deadline. A range of software products are available to help you create a PDF file, such as Cute PDF (http://www.cutepdf.com/) and Google Docs (http://docs.google.com/ if you have a Google account). In addition to making sure that you are able to produce a PDF, you will need to check that (a) the length of the file remains within the submission category’s page limit, (b) the PDF file size is 4 megabytes or less, and (c) the file can be read and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Test your PDF file by viewing or printing it with Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is widely available at no cost from [1]. Note that most reviewers will use a version of Acrobat reader, which cannot handle documents containing Asian fonts. Please, therefore do not use Asian fonts.

9.Blind Review

Paper submissions for OZCHI 2008 will go through a double blind peer review. Before submitting please remove all author and institutional details from the header section and from acknowledgements and the body of your paper. Also remove references to your own previous work [7].


Go to http://www.conferencereview.com/home.asp, and register if you are new to the system. Log in and click the “Upload Submission” button. Select the OZCHI conference from the drop down menu. Follow the instructions to submit your PDF document.


It is important that you write for an HCI audience. Please read previous years’ proceedings to understand the writing style and conventions that successful authors have used. It is particularly important that you state clearly what you have done, not merely what you plan to do, and explain how your work is different from previously published work, i.e., what is the unique contribution that your work makes to the field? Please consider what the reader will learn from your submission, and how they will find your work useful. If you write with these questions in mind, your work is more likely to be successful.

Finally, please read previous years’ OZCHI proceedings (available from http://portal.acm.org/) to familiarise yourself with writing styles and conventions that successful authors have used in prior OZCHI conferences.

Good luck. See you in Cairns.


This template document is based on the ACM SIGCHI paper template and previous versions of the OZCHI template.


  1. Adobe Acrobat Reader 7. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/.

  2. Anderson, R.E. Social impacts of computing: Codes of professional ethics. Social Science Computing Review 10, 2 (1992), 453-469.

  3. How to Classify Works Using ACM’s Computing Classification System. http://www.acm.org/class/how_to_use.html.

  4. Klemmer, R.S., Thomsen, M., Phelps-Goodman, E., Lee, R. and Landay, J.A. Where do web sites come from? Capturing and interacting with design history. In Proc. CHI 2002, ACM Press (2002), 1-8.

  5. Kjeldskov J. and Paay J. (2006) Indexical Interaction Design for Context-Aware Mobile Computer Systems. Proceedings of OzCHI 2006, Sydney, Australia, ACM and CHISIG, pp 71-79.

  6. Mather, B.D. Making up titles for conference papers. Ext. Abstracts CHI 2000, ACM Press (2000), 1-2.

  7. [authors own work]

  8. Schwartz, M. Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, USA, 1995.

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